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Jennifer Harman, Editor

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New Content ItemJennifer is an Editor on the BMC Series based in the London office. Before joining BMC Oral Health, Jennifer completed her PhD within the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. After graduating, Jennifer became a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Throughout her research career, she studied the role of epigenetic and inflammatory mechanisms underlying cell behaviour changes associated with vascular disease. Jennifer actively supports the publication of open and reproducible research.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Mariana Braga

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New Content ItemDental techniques; tools, materials and surgical research

Mariana Braga is an Associate Professor in Pediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate dental students. In the postgraduate course, she also teaches about systematic reviews and manuscript writing.  She has completed post-doctoral studies herself in Health Economics at McMaster University, Canada.  She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Oral Health as Section Editor in 2018. Her research focuses on investigating the impact of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to control dental caries in children. She has been also coordinating multi-institutional initiatives to improve teaching-learning in Cariology among undergraduate students.  She has published many papers and books on Pediatric Dentistry. Moreover, Mariana holds a research productivity scholarship (Level 2) from CNPq, a Brazilian funding agency. 

Rodrigo Mariño

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New Content ItemDelivery, management and promotion of oral health and dental care

Rodrigo Mariño is a public health dentist, Professor of Population Oral Health at the Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne, where he has worked since 2004. Rodrigo has a dental degree from the University of Chile, a Master's in public health (U Minn), and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Rodrigo's research strongly focuses on oral health promotion and reducing inequalities in oral health status. Rodrigo has excellent research expertise in social epidemiology, dental workforce issues, public health, migrant health, Information and Communication Technology, gerontology, and population oral health. He has established links and maintain continuous contact and research activities with major research and academic groups in Australia and overseas Rodrigo has published more than 165 papers in scientific journals and major research reports, and 39 Books Chapters. Rodrigo was the founder and first President of the e-Oral Health Research Network, IADR, Senior Editorial Board Member with BMC Oral health and member of the editorial board of two additional international, peer-reviewed journals. Rodrigo has also been a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization in Washington, DC.

Maha El Tantawi

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New Content ItemMaha El Tantawi is Professor of Dental Public Health at the Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt, where she also obtained Bachelor and Master’s degrees. She received her PhD degree in Dental Public Health from Alexandria University in a joint supervision mission to the University of Michigan. Maha teaches biostatistics, principles of research design and evidence-based dentistry to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Alexandria University and has taught medical and dental students in other universities in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Maha’s research interests include global oral health, oral epidemiology, social determinants of health, dental workforce issues in addition to dental education, e-learning and e-assessment. She collaborates with several international groups on multi-country projects. Maha has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and several book chapters. Maha is a Senior Editorial Board Member with BMC Oral Health and a member of the editorial board of other international, peer-reviewed journals. Maha was a Guest Editor for the recent Collection titled "Something in the Water - Fluoridation and Caries". 

Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan

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New Content ItemMorenike Oluwatoyin Folayan is a Professor of Paediatric Dentistry with the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Her research areas of interest are structural determinants of risks for early childhood caries; adolescents oral, mental, sexual and reproductive health. I focus on translational research and work on ground as an advocate that pushes for gender equality and rights of marginalised communities. As well as being a Senior Editorial Board Member, Morenike was a Guest Editor for the recent Collection titled "Something in the Water - Fluoridation and Caries". 

Karen Vinall-Collier

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New Content ItemDr Karen Vinall-Collier gained her BSc (Hons) and MSc in Psychology and Psychological Research Methods from Lancaster University in 2006 before completing her PhD in Health Psychology at the University of Leeds in 2013. She is Lecturer in Behavioural Sciences for Dental Public Health within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Leeds. She is the leading qualitative researcher in the School of Dentistry and brings psychological research expertise to understanding the patient experience through teaching and research. She has participated in numerous grant applications across many long-term conditions concerning oral health. With extensive experience in evidence synthesis, Dr Vinall-Collier has published systematic, scoping and cost-effectiveness reviews. Dr Vinall-Collier has recently been appointed Chair of the School of Dentistry Research Ethics Committee. 


Senior Editorial Board Members
Mariana Braga, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Sigrun Eick, Dental Medicine Clinic, University of Bern, Switzerland
Maha El Tantawi, Alexandria University, Egypt
Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Rodrigo Marino, University of Melbourne, Australia
Karen Vinall-Collier, University of Leeds, UK

Editorial Board Members
Ahmed Abdou, King Salman International University, Egypt
Lucas Guimarães Abreu, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Samira Adnan, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Pakistan
Aliye Akcali, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Ola Al-Batayneh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Ziad Al-Dwairi, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Saqib Ali, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Thikriat Al-Jewair, University of Buffalo, USA
Sadeq Ali Al-Maweri, College of Dental Medicine, Qatar University
Ahed Al-Wahadni, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Jouf University, Saudi Arabia
Elham S Abu Alhaija, Qatar University, Qatar
Mario Alovisi, University of Turin, Italy
Mehmet Ali Altay, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Mohammad Hosein Amirzade-Iranaq,
Universal Network of Interdisciplinary Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (UNIROMS), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran, Iran
Oleh Andrukhov, University Clinic of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna
Alessandro Antonelli, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Thiago Ardenghi, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
Anura Ariyawardana, James Cook University, Australia
Jason Armfield, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Amit Arora, Western Sydney University, Australia
Shaik Mohammed Asif, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
Amber Ather, University of Texas Health San Antonio, USA
Phimon Atsawasuwan, University of Illinois Chicago, USA
Zahi Badran, University of Sharjah, Utd.Arab.Emir.
Mirza Rustum Baig, Faculty of Dentistry, Kuwait University
Domenico Baldi, University of Genoa, Italy
Vasudev Ballal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Greta Barbe, University hospital of Cologne, Germany
Selene Barone, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy
Jagan Baskaradoss, Faculty of Dentistry, Kuwait University
Katrin Bekes, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Ibrahim Bello, King Saud University, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Francesco Bennardo, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy
Meghashyam Bhat, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide Dental School, Australia
Vinodh Bhoopathi, Temple University, USA
Paolo Boffano, Sant'Andrea Hospital of Vercelli, Italy
Rafael Aiello Bomfim, Federal University Of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Michael Bornstein, University of Berrn, Switzerland
Nagihan Bostanci, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Jonathan Broadbent, University of Otago, New Zealand
Mario Brondani, The University of British Columbia, Canada
S. Kutalmış Buyuk, Ordu University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, Turkey
Guglielmo Campus, Department of Restorative, Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Bern, Switzerland
Vito Carlo Alberto Caponio, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
Massimo Carossa, University of Turin, Italy
Michele Cassetta, "Sapienza", University of Rome, Italy
Angela Pia Cazzolla, University of Foggia, Italy
Roger Keller Celeste, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Lucia Cevidanes, University of Michigan, USA
Prabhat Kumar Chaudhari, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Gavriel Chaushu, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Kitty Chen, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Aditi Chopra, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Chun-Hung Chu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Marco Cicciù, University of Messina, Italy
Patrícia Corrêa-Faria, Faculdade Sul-Americana, Brazil
Corina Marilena Cristache, Carol Davila University of Medicine ad Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Maria Giulia Cristofaro, Universiti of Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Joana Cunha-Cruz, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Gianmaria D’Addazio, University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti - Pescara, Italy
Chris Deery, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Kunaal Dhingra, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Olga Di Fede, University Of Palermo, Italy
Adolfo Di Fiore, University of Padova, Italy
Márcio Diniz, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Mario Dioguardi, University of Foggia, Department of Clinical Experimental Medicine, Italy
Francesca Diomede, Università “G. D’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Waruna Dissanayaka, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Nikolaos Donos, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Kangmin Duan, University of Manitoba, Canada
Duangporn Duangthip, The University of Hong Kong, China
Justin Durham, Newcastle University, UK
Joerg Eberhard, The University of Sydney, Australia
Sigrun Eick, University of Bern, Switzerland
Maha El Tantawi, Alexandria University, Egypt
Shaymaa Elsaka, Mansoura University, Egypt
Dan Ericson, Malmö University, Sweden
Temitope Ayodeji Esan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Imran Farooq, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
Nima Farshidfar, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Olawunmi Fatusi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife., Nigeria
Fernanda Ferreira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Raquel Ferreira, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Martina Ferrillo, University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia", Viale Europa, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, University of Bern, Switzerland
Maria Giovanna Gandolfi, University of Bologna, Italy
Sherry Shiqian Gao, Department of Stomatology, School of Medicine, Xiamen University, Fujian, China
Aghareed Ghanim, University of Melbourne, Australia
Zahra Ghorbani, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Fiona Gilchrist, University of Sheffield, UK
Thaís Gimenez, University Ibirapuera, Brazil
Eduardo Maximiliano Fernández Godoy, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Funda Goker, Milan University, Italy
Michaela Goodwin, University of Manchester, UK
Divya Gopinath, International medical University, Malaysia
Cristina Grippaudo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Reinhard Gruber, University of Bern, Switzerland
Yongchun Gu, The Ninth People's Hospital of Suzhou, Soochow Universiy, China
Arndt Guentsch, Marquette University School of Dentistry, USA
Pelin Guneri, Ege University School of Dentistry, Turkey
Deepak Gupta, M.M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, India
Esam Halboub, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
Rebecca Harris, University of Liverpool, UK
Dorte Haubek, Aarhus University, Denmark
Songlin He, Chongqing medical university, China
Artak Heboyan, Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi, Armenia
Juliana Hilgert, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Lydie Hollá, Masaryk University and St Anne´s University Hospital, Czech Republic
Haizal Mohd Hussaini, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, New Zealand
Alfredo Iandolo, University of Salerno, Italy
Gaetano Isola, University of Catania, Italy
Fawad Javed, University of Rochester, USA
Meltem Ozdemir Karatas, Istanbul University, Turkey
Mohmed Isaqali Karobari, Universiti Sains Malaysia , Malaysia
Moritz Kebschull, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Arthur Kemoli, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Mohammad Khami, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Junad Khan, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, USA
Shahnavaz Khijmatgar, University of Milan, Italy
Christian Kirschneck, Department of Orthodontics, University of Regensburg, Germany
Marlise Klein, University of Rochester, USA
Georgios Kotsakis, University of Washington, USA
Nandita Kshetrimayum, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Manipur, India
Omar Kujan, University of Western Australia, Australia
Abhishek Kumar, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Mallineni Sreekanth Kumar, Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia
Santhosh Kumar, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
Giusy Rita Maria La Rosa, University of Catania, Italy
Manuel Lagravere, University of Alberta, Canada
Mafalda Laranjo, University of Coimbra, Faculty of Medicine, Portugal
Dorina Lauritano, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Claudio Leles, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Tathiane Lenzi, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil
Yuqing Li, Sichuan University, China
Antonino Lo Giudice, University of Catania, Department of Orthodontics, Italy
Lucio Lo Russo, University of Foggia, Italy
Alessandro Loguercio, State University of Ponta Grossa, Brazil
Peter Loomer, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Vanessa Machado, Egas Moniz - Cooperativa de Ensino Superior, CRL, Portugal
Ricardo Machado, Clinical Practice Limited to Endodontics, Navegantes, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Ilze Maldupa, Riga Stradiņš University, Latvia
Shani Ann Mani, Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
Yifat Manor, Tel Aviv University Sakler School of Medicine, Israel
João Miguel Marques dos Santos, Institute of Endodontics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Amy Martin, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Fabiana Martins, University of Sao Paulo / University of Santo Amaro, Brazil
Carlos Miguel Marto, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Anand Marya, University of Puthisastra, Cambodia
Marco Mascitti, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Jose Eduardo Mate-Sanchez de Val, UCAM University, Spain
Mebin George Mathew, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, India
Carlo Eduardo Medina-Solis, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State and Autonomous University of Mexico State, Mexico
Abhishek Mehta, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Rohit Kunnath Menon, Ajman University, United Arab Emirates
Giuseppe Minervini, Multidisciplinary Department of Medical-Surgical and Dental Specialties, University of Campania, Luigi Vanvitelli, 80138 Naples, Italy
Rasa Mladenovic, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Tuti Mohd-Dom, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Stephan Christian Möhlhenrich, Private University Witten/Herdecke, Germany
Vanessa Muirhead, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Ryota Nomura, Osaka University, Japan
Solomon Nwhator, Faculty of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Lucy O'Malley, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Se-Lim Oh, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, USA
Takahiko Oho, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan
Kaan Orhan, Ankara University, Turkey
Fernanda Ortiz, UFSM, Brazil
Didem Ozdemir-Ozenen, Yeditepe University, Turkey
Afsaneh Pakdaman, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Paulo J. Palma, Institute of Endodontics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Claudio Mendes Pannuti, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Spyridon Papageorgiou, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Luiz Renato Paranhos, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Francisco Wanderley Garcia Paula-Silva, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Ajinkya Pawar, Nair Hospital Dental College, India
Tatiana Pereira-Cenci, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Karen Peres, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Paolo Pesce, Department of surgical sciences - University of Genoa, Italy
Massimo Petruzzi, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Bharathi Purohit, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Daniela Raggio, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Vahid Rakhshan, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Tehran, Iran
Vahid Ravaghi, University of Birmingham, UK
Peter Rechmann, University of California, USA
Torsten W. Remmerbach, Leipzig University Hospital - Dental School - Section Oral Medicine, Germany
Ksenija Rener-Sitar, The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jonas Rodrigues, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Charles Rwenyonyi, Makerere University, Uganda
Wael Sabbah, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Philipp Sahrmann, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Atsushi Saito, Tokyo Dental College, Japan
Samah Saker, Mansoura University, Faculty of Dentistry, Egypt
Wil van der Sanden, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands
Simona Santonocito, Department of General Surgery and Surgical-Medical Specialties, School of Dentistry, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia 78, Catania 95124, Italy
Divesh Sardana, The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, USA
Hans Prakash Sathasivam, Institute for Medical Research, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Oliver Schierz, Medical Faculty University of Leipzig, Germany
Mehmet Fatih Şentürk, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey
Mukund Seshadri, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA
John Shaffer, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Jamil A Shibli, University of Guarulhos, Brazil
Yoshinori Shirakata, Department of Periodontology Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan
Karthik Shunmugavelu, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, India
Shenuka Singh, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Bruna Sinjari, University "G.d'Annunzio"Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Kawin Sipiyaruk, Mahidol Univerisity, Thailand
Gowri Sivaramakrishnan, Ministry of Health, Bahrain
Ahmad Sofi-Mahmudi, Cochrane Iran Associate Centre, National Institute for Medical Research Development (NIMAD), Tehran, Iran
Parisa Soltani, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Claudio Stacchi, University of Trieste, Italy
Andreas Stavropoulos, Malmö University, Sweden
Cortino Sukotjo, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Anil Sukumaran, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar University, Qatar
Nessrin Taha, Jordan university of science and technology, Jordan
Saeid Tavanafar, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Dimitris N Tatakis, Ohio State University, USA
Tamara Tedesco, University Ibirapuera, Brazil
Leanne Teoh, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Luca Testarelli, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Tamanna Tiwari, University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine, USA
Andrea Toffoli, University of Parma, Italy
Lucrezia Togni, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Tolga Tözüm, Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Giuseppe Troiano, University of Foggia, Italy
Safa Tuncer, Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry, Turkey
Ilser Turkyilmaz, New York University College of Dentistry, USA
Sabeel P Valappil, University of Liverpool, UK
Nicola Alberto Valente, University of Cagliari, Italy
Eugenio Velasco-ortega, University of Seville, Spain
Pietro Venezia, University of Catania, Italy
Kavalipurapu Venkata Teja, Saveetha Dental College, India
Jorma Virtanen, University of Bergen, Norway
Mieszko Wieckiewicz, Wroclaw Medical Univeristy, Poland
Peter Windisch, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Noel Woods, University College Cork, Ireland
Cynthia Yiu, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Carlos Zaror, Universidad de la Frontera, Chile
Keke Zhang, Wenzhou Medical University, China
Shuping Zhao, Shenzhen University, China
Khrystyna Zhurakivska, University of Foggia, Italy

Editorial Advisors
Pentti Alanen, University of Turku, Finland
Paul Allison, McGill University, Canada
Paul Batchelor, University College London, UK
Douglas K Benn, University of Florida, USA
William D Browning, Medical College of Georgia, USA
Vijay Chava, Narayana Dental College & Hospital, India
Jan Ekstrand, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Jocelyne Feine, McGill University, USA
Ole Fejerskov, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Hannu Hausen, University of Oulu, Finland
Valeria Marinho, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Philip D Marsh, Health Protection Agency, UK
Walter Mautsch, University of Aachen, Germany
Mohammad Motamedi, Baqiyatallah University, Iran
Paulo Nadanovsky, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil
Ian Needleman, University College London, UK
Caroline Pankhurst, King's College London, UK
Derek Richards, Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry, NHS, UK
R Gary Rozier, University of North Carolina, USA
Flemming Scheutz, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Liisa Seppä, University of Oulu, Finland
Harold Sgan-Cohen, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Israel
Bill C Shaw, University Dental Hospital of Manchester, UK
Paul Speight, The School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, UK
Elizabeth Treasure, Cardiff University, UK
Michael H Walter, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Germany
Helen V Worthington, University of Manchester, UK
Joanna Zakrzewska, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and UCL, UK

Statistical Advisors
Giovanni Veronesi, Università degli studi dell'Insubria, Italy
Sergio Uribe, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile

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